Larissa Saco

Meet Larissa Saco, Graduate Student Researcher

Larissa Saco is a graduate student researcher at Academic Technology Services. She has been working with our team since 2018. To learn more about Larissa, read on! Describe your job in Academic Technology Services. What services do you provide UC Davis faculty? I have worked as an instructional design graduate student researcher with Academic Technology […]

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Audio and Video for February 7th DOLCE

Dear Faculty Colleagues,  The video and audio from the February 7th DOLCE are now available!  DOLCE began with Naomi Janowitz’s, Religious Studies, talk titled “Facebook, Google, Canvas and You: A professor/student perspective on ethical use of technology.” Dr. Janowitz began her talk with an interactive activity in which audience members chose between four corners of […]

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DOLCE February 7th: Ethical Uses of Technology, Virtual Exchanges, and Gradescope

Dear Faculty Colleagues, Please join us this Friday, February 7th, at noon in 1310 The Grove for DOLCE: Discussing Online Learning and Collaborative Education (DOLCE). Our faculty speakers will be Naomi Janowitz and John Goldberg. Naomi Janowitz, Religious Studies, will present a talk titled “Facebook, Google, Canvas and You: A professor/student perspective on ethical use […]

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Integrating Student Responses Systems in College Lectures: More than a Quiz

Surya Jones, a Guest Blogger for The Wheel, wrote the following piece reflecting on the use of personal response systems in courses she took at UC Davis. Surya recently graduated UC Davis with a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and minors in Anthropology and French. Surya currently works as an administrative assistant at a […]

Fei Xue

Meet Fei Xue, Graduate Student Researcher

We have recently had a new Graduate Student Researcher, Fei Xue, join the instructional design team at Academic Technology Services. Read on to learn more about Fei.  Describe your job in Academic Technology Services. What services do you provide UC Davis faculty? I am a new Instructional Design Graduate Student Researcher (GSR) in Academic Technology […]

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UC Davis Faculty Testimonials on Gradescope

Dear Faculty,  We recently asked four faculty from a wide-range of departments the question “How do you use Gradescope?” Gradescope, a feedback and assessment tool, promises to reduce time associated with the process of grading exams, homework, and other assignments. However, we wanted to get the inside scoop on how faculty at UC Davis are […]

Getting Started with Gradescope

Dear Faculty,  UC Davis has recently acquired a campus-wide license to Gradescope. Gradescope can make scoring student submissions more effective and efficient thanks to the time-saving benefits of horizontal grading practices.  As Gradescope is now integrated into Canvas, curious faculty can turn to the Knowledge Base Article “GRADESCOPE: Information” to review the processes for syncing […]

Faculty Forum on Using Video to Support Student Learning Friday, January 17th

Dear Faculty Colleagues,  As described in a Wheel article titled “The Value of Short Instructional Videos,” “integrating instructional video into online or face-to-face courses can be a powerful tool to  offer additional explanations about course concepts that students typically struggle with; replace parts of face-to-face lectures to allow more in-class time for students to apply […]